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American Meat (2013)



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American Meat is a solutions-‐oriented documentary chronicling the current state of the U.S. meat industry. Featuring Joel Salatin, Chuck Wirtz, Fred Kirschenmann, Steve Ells, Paul Willis, and farmers across America, it takes an even-‐handed look at animal husbandry. First explaining how America arrived at our current industrial system, the story shifts to the present day, showing the feedlots and confinement houses, not through hidden cameras but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. From there, the documentary introduces the revolution taking root in animal husbandry, led by the charismatic and passionate Joel Salatin. Stories are shared of farmers across the country who have changed their life to start grass-‐based farms, and everyday solutions highlight actions people can make to support America's agriculture. Joel Salatin, star of American Meat,(c) Official Sitemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary
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On DVD: Nov 25, 2013
Independent Pictures - Official Site


Shelly Shenoy
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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

A low-key, fairly evenhanded look at industrial vs. organic methods of raising livestock.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
Top Critic

Less sensationalist than its similarly themed predecessors, this informative documentary makes a strong case for the benefits of organic famring.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

An advocacy film better suited for a class than for a cinema.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

The problem is that this rah-rah chronicle never addresses the dangerous, distressing disparity between non-organic farms, which are still the norm, and the ones focused on here.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
New York Daily News
Top Critic

American Meat won't fully counter the negative sentiment that the meat industry has, but it's not entirely propaganda, either.

Full Review… | April 9, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Too simplistic. You can't help but recall a much more insightful and thorough doc that treads similar ground, Food, Inc.

Full Review… | April 17, 2013
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